The Dichotomy in Economic Sentiment Between Consumers and Businesses

By: Thursday October 18, 2012 12:27 pm

Economic analysts are giddy about a recent spate of positive consumer-based indicators, on not only housing starts but consumer confidence, retail sales, auto sales and even unemployment. At the same time, in the same economy, the numbers run completely the other way when it comes to the corporate sector. Joe Weisenthal runs down the numbers. [...]

Republicans Take Credit for Jobs Report

By: Friday March 4, 2011 10:36 am

It was inevitable and not really even worth rebutting that Republicans are somehow taking credit for today’s decent February jobs report. Before I introduce you to their argument, let’s go over the three (3) bills that have passed since Republicans came into control of the House: 1) renaming a courthouse in Arizona after John Roll, [...]